Your Community Council

Above is the "Udder Bar" and the face painting shelter at the Colvend Gala organised by the Community Council last August.  Though not blessed with the best of weather it was viewed a success and may become a regular event.

The Colvend & Southwick Community Council normally meets the first Thursday of each month  except January and August when there are no meetings.  This may vary but you can always check by visiting our local events page.  Alternatively refer to the minutes of the last meeting or email: The meetings are held in Colvend Public Hall, Colvend, Dalbeattie DG5 4QD commencing at 7.00pm.


Currently the Community Council are looking for a Community minded individual to fill the position of Minute Secretary. The role involves taking accurate minutes during council meetings (10 per year) and any impromptu public meetings.  Meeting transcripts will be required in Microsoft Word format within 48 hours.  Full details including remuneration can be obtained by contacting the Secretary via email  or by phone on 01556 630598.


Colvend and Southwick Community Council as with all the other Community Councils plays an important role in allowing members of the community to raise a variety of issues.  The Dumfries & Galloway council website has a comprehensive overview of the structure and duties of Community Councils.  Click the link here to go to their Community Councils' page.  The Scottish Government has also has a website devoted to Community Councils, which also highlights their important role. You can visit this here.

You can see who are you current Community Councillors are by following this link to a Dumfries & Galloway council website.  Please make contact with them if you have a local issue you wish them to follow up.  Alternatively come along to a meeting. Members of the public are always welcome to attend Community Council meetings - just come along.

Minutes of Colvend & Southwick Community Council following each meeting are published every month  and you will find the recent individual month's minutes under the Your Community Council on the menu.  These minutes are a draft to be approved at the subsequent meeting.  Links to earlier ones are at the bottom of this page.

If you wish even earlier minutes please contact the secretary Mrs Sue Gourlay email

The minutes normally show the various local planning applications, which have been reviewed.  You can see full details of all planning applications by going to search on the planning section of the  Dumfries & Galloway website and inputting, say, Colvend to see relevant applications.

Back in July the Community Council conducted a survey to determine what activities the community would like to have available.  You can find the outcome of the meeting here.  Following this a table tennis group is likely.  Keep checking Local Events for details.

Colvend and Southwick Community Council also has a Facebook Page.